Anita Esquerra-Zwiers, Assistant Professor of Nursing, received a $1,500 award from the Sigma Theta Tau Kappa Epsilon at-Large Chapter for the project titled Accuracy and Precision of Infant Test Weights for Breast Milk Bottle Feeding. Students Anastasia Perecki and Kesline Senesca will be joining Anita as co-investigators on this project.
This project will assess the accuracy and precision of community-setting test weighing of infants. Although test weighing of infants has been validated in clinical settings, it has yet to be validated in community settings or among term infants. This work will have significant implications on how researchers may be able to weigh infants outside of clinical settings for a variety of research purposes.
Congratulations on your award, Anita!